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Wallpaper? Really? (Yes)

Okay, so wallpaper. I will admit that more than one of my homes has come with original vintage wallpaper that was, for me, a selling point.  I will also admit that removing early 90’s dusty rose and powder blue floral print wallpaper complete with coordinating borders wasn’t something awesome in my life. The key to wallpaper is that it has to be amazing and timeless. I fully understand that these are subjective terms, and that not everyone will agree that a wallpaper mural of an autumn forest scene or textured fabric are amazing or timeless, I feel like we can all agree that those little geese with scarves around their necks were neither. And don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about. Unless you really don’t. In which case… Click here to find delight and enjoyment.

By “Timeless” I mean… Do you know about this wallpaper? Is it from the 60s or today? Or somewhere in between? Or is it just plain cute? (It’s modern, and it’s cute.)

“Dotty” Wallpaper in Yellow, from Ferm Living

This one is an example of a print that could be old, but in a color scheme that is definitely new, but won’t ever look dated, it will just always look like really fun wallpaper.  The mixture of neutrals and brights is what makes it modern and fresh.  If it was going tor a vintage vibe it would be brights on brights (on brights) and scream all kinds of flower power references.

 The pattern below keeps kind of the same idea going.  The fact that the gold and burgundy are contrasted so well by the cool tone of the background and the pure clean white silhouettes keeps this wallpaper from feeling dated.  As a side note, I really just love this room in general.  The wall covering is a custom fabric by CDL Workshop.
I love this next one an extra super lot because it uses a super bright green with a pale aqua and the pattern is a little bit sparse but not too sparse for the size of the flowers.  It is a good balance in this room full of otherwise quiet neutrals.  Also, blue door!
 This pattern from Graham & Brown kind of blew my mind.  I had to look at this picture a few times before I could decide if I loved it because it was fantastic, or if it was fantastic because I love the furniture, lighting, and accessories in the space so much.  Both. I love it for both. I love it on its own, imagining it in a grand master bathroom or in a small quaint powder room, or in a dining room, or living room, or entryway. The artistic feel of the pattern and the color scheme are wondrous.
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